Guitarist Kim Thayil of reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN tells The Sydney Morning Herald that the band plans to make a new album in the next few months for a 2016 release.

“No studio has been chosen and no songs are written yet,” says Thayil. “When we finish these shows in Australia [as part of the Soundwave festival], we’ll spend a month or more working on it. It’s definitely going to happen.”

He continued: “We worked with producer Adam Kasper on our last album and I wouldn’t be surprised if we hook up with him again.”

SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell told The Pulse Of Radio that the band will take the same approach to its seventh album as it did with 2012’s “King Animal”. “We’re definitely gonna start writing new songs and I think we’ve all agreed on several occasions that we want to keep doing it,” he said. “And I think it will be very similar to ‘King Animal’ in that there’s no clock on it. And I also see us going out into some new SOUNDGARDEN frontier musically and see what it is, and hopefully we’ll be here in a year talking about what that is.”